• (4.3) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,843$10,551
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 153-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2006 Mercury Mariner

Our Take on the 2006 Mercury Mariner

Mercury launched a brand-new compact sport utility vehicle for the 2005 model year. Named the Mariner, it's related to the popular Ford Escape but gets Mercury styling cues. The Mariner is intended to be an "affordable" model that can attract young buyers.Three Mariner trim levels are availa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument readability
  • Ride comfort on rough pavement
  • Driveline noise
  • Side-impact airbags aren't standard

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or 4WD
  • Three trim levels
  • Standard automatic transmission
  • Optional Safety Canopy airbag system
  • New Mariner Hybrid

2006 Mercury Mariner Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Before we get to the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, let's set the hybrid stage.In an interview a few weeks ago with industry trade publication Automotive News, John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda, said that yes, Honda would likely trim the production of Honda Accord Hybrids, because sales were down.On the surface, this seems unthinkable: Gasoline is $3 a gallon, and Accord H... Read full review for the 2006 Mercury Mariner

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Consumer Reviews


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Best Compact-SUV for the Price

by Great Compact SUV from on June 15, 2009

Owned and driven my 06 Mariner for 3 years. Great all around vehicle and worth the slightly higher price tag than a Ford Escape. Perfect size for moving cargo or people. I have not had any problems m... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Mercury Mariner Safety Ratings

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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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